Thursday, May 2, 2013

Toddler Wanders Away While Dad Is Passed Out Drunk

It's been a while since we had a story like this.
Neighbors in Uniontown said they are appalled after a 2-year-old girl was found wandering Montview Street because, police said, her father was drunk.
Let's stop right there. "Appalled" is certainly a proper reaction, but seriously, you can't tell me that people don't partially expect these things.

Also, I know it's hard to wrangle toddlers, but surely there are ways to prevent your child from wandering out of your house even if you do pass out drunk. Like, you know, closing and locking your doors. Or--call me crazy!--not passing our drunk when you're supposed to be watching your kid. Or not passing out drunk at all anytime children are involved or around ever.

My dad always says, mostly when discussing my childhood, that babies don't come with manuals, but they definitely should. Sure, "Don't pass out drunk while watching your toddler" should be so obvious that it shouldn't need explicitly stated, but if there's one lesson I've learned in my life, it's that some people are astoundingly stupid and completely miss the obvious.

Any suggestions for The Fayette County Parenting Manual?


  1. My parents live on a street that runs perpendicular to Montview. Perfect. Really great for property values.

  2. My ex boyfriend lives on Montview. I broke up with him after four years of teenage dating, because he was an immature alcoholic. I just saw in the paper the other night that he got his first DUI at age 25. To be honest, I'm surprised it took him that long to get one. I'm not surprised to hear this story happened on his street. If anyone ever decided they hated themselves enough to procreate with him, I would've thought this was about him. Luckily for us all, he has no offspring.